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Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Discover a protocol to quickly reduce trauma symptomology

Brian Marx, PhD, Denise Sloan, PhD

Written Exposure Therapy (WET) is an evidence-based brief PTSD treatment approach that produces significant results in as few as five treatment sessions. Learn the first steps of this revolutionary treatment protocol.

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Attending to Dissociative Symptoms with Parts Work Therapy: Looking at the Inner Child

Learn how parts work can be used in the treatment of complex PTSD

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

By helping clients develop an awareness of their inner child, we can work to integrate trauma-related emotions and memories from childhood that have been sent into “exile.”

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Learning to Transcend Trauma

Dr. Frank Anderson introduces his newest book

Frank G. Anderson, M.D.

Frank Anderson sits down to talk about the culmination of his career and how it manifested into his newest book, Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems.

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How Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Promotes Post-Traumatic Growth

Discover how adding MDMA to your trauma treatment practice could improve and accelerate outcomes

Peter H. Addy, PhD, LPC, LMHC

Researchers are rediscovering the awesome power of psychedelic medicines for improving mental health. Peter H. Addy, PhD, LPC, LMHC, reveals how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy promotes post-traumatic growth in clients with treatment-resistant conditions.

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Somatic Psychology in the Treatment of Complex PTSD

Attending to Areas of Numbness or Disconnection

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Through the process of dual awareness, you can help clients better connect to their body and connect areas of numbness, tension, or discomfort to their trauma history.

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Connection & Co-Regulation: Using Self-Awareness to Model Self-Regulation

Learn from a leading voice in the healing of PTSD & complex trauma

Arielle Schwartz, PhD

As a therapist, developing your own embodied awareness can help you better attune to clients’ somatic patterns of autonomic arousal and allow you to bring co-regulation into therapy.

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Helping Clients Understand the Traumatized Brain

Learn From An Expert And Earn Free CE

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

The brain is a complex organ that can be difficult to explain in a way for clients to understand. Learn from renowned trauma expert Janina Fisher how to help trauma survivors better understand their brain function…and better facilitate the healing process.

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Calm Anxiety in 45 Seconds

Dr. Jennifer Sweeton reveals the key to making deep breathing work for your clients—and a simple tool to help even the most agitated clients get started

Jennifer Sweeton, PSY.D., M.S., M.A.

As therapists, we know breathing is a helpful tool for calming anxiety. But clients are often skeptical about how something they do every day can help them. Discover how a specific kind of breathing reduces stress and anxiety, and helps even the most anxious people relax.

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PESI Book Club: August 2019

Check out this month's featured books and free worksheets!

PESI Team

Summer isn’t over yet! Check out these essential reads for August.

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The Rise of Suicide and Trauma in Teens

How "13 Reasons Why" Missed the Mark

Meagan Houston, Ph.D., SAP

Whether you find the show compelling or troublesome, one thing is certain: We need to talk about the rise of teen suicide and trauma in kids and teens. That’s why we created a free, one hour online CE seminar designed for clinicians, educators, and even parents to learn how to talk about suicide and mental health with teens. Read more to get instant access...

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